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Brussel Sprouts

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Question: 374-3410
My Brussel Sprouts never mature properly. We have been planting them every spring without success. What do you suggest? Mary, Harbor Springs, MI

Mort's Answer:
In northwest Michigan, you are better off planting seeds in late July and plants in August for fall fruit. Brussel Sprouts prefer the cooler temperatures for flowering and fruit. Because you are in zone 4, you do not have a long enough spring. You have to plant after June 9th. Unless you can get shorter season varieties for the spring planting, try late summer planting. In the fall, you can cover them and pick through the winter under the snow.

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